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[–] eyeman 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Well they are not getting paid to protect people, so that is like demanding a bank teller to stop a bank robber. Don't rely on other people to protect you, where does that get you. I would much rather rely on my own firearm and my awareness to protect my self.

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[–] HenryAlSirat 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Sorry, I might be missing something, but isn't protecting people literally what they are supposedly getting paid to do?

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[–] squidicuz 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Nope. Their job is to write out tickets and make arrest after a crime has been committed.

A more recent ruling

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[–] eyeman 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

A cops "job" is to enforce laws and gather evidence against those who have broken laws. At no point are they required to help people.

I would rather them be gathering evidence efficiently and in a timely manner; over them running around trying to play batman. If you arrest people properly and without causing harm with the evidence in hand for a proper trial. That may win back some public support.